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Regional Transit

The buses and subway cars that comprise the backbone of regional transit systems require frequent inspection and maintenance to ensure public safety and maximum efficiency. Many of the important bus and subway car mechanical components and controls requiring periodic service are located on the roof, which exposes maintenance personnel to significant fall hazards. Keeping your mechanics safe requires a comprehensive fall prevention strategy, which includes the proper mix of fall protection equipment, personnel training, and partnering with a fall protection company that appreciates the unique nature of the potential fall hazards associated with your industry.

We are a complete turnkey provider of fall protection systems designed for the regional transit industry and have years of design and installation experience in this market sector.  Contact us for expert assistance with your fall arrest, fall restraint and fall protection safety requirements.

Fall Protection Solutions

Design Considerations

Regional transit maintenance bays often takes place in low ceiling height environments, as such rigid beam fall protection systems and horizontal lifeline installations must be high enough to keep SRL’s from posing a safety hazard to personnel.  For maintenance facilities with blast and spray booths lacking the structural integrity to support the loads associated with a fall arrest system, self-standing fall protection systems are also considered a best practice.  Care must also be taken to consider tunnel and bridge clearances when designing and installing a permanent fall protection system on the roof of a bus or subway car.

Our years of experience in the regional transit market sector will help us implement a turnkey fall protection system that keeps your employees safe and your facility, buses, and subway cars in compliance with all OSHA regulations.

OSHA Regulations

  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems
    • 1926.502(d)
      ''Personal fall arrest systems.' Personal fall arrest systems and their use shall comply with the provisions set forth below. Effective January 1, 1998, body belts are not acceptable as part of a personal fall arrest system. Note: The use of a body belt in a positioning device system is acceptable and is regulated under paragraph (e) of this section.
    • 1926.502(d)(16)
      Personal fall arrest systems, when stopping a fall, shall:
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(i)
      limit maximum arresting force on an employee to 900 pounds (4 kN) when used with a body belt;
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(ii)
      limit maximum arresting force on an employee to 1,800 pounds (8 kN) when used with a body harness;
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(iii)
      be rigged such that an employee can neither free fall more than 6 feet (1.8 m), nor contact any lower level;
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(iv)
      bring an employee to a complete stop and limit maximum deceleration distance an employee travels to 3.5 feet (1.07 m); and,
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(v)
      have sufficient strength to withstand twice the potential impact energy of an employee free falling a distance of 6 feet (1.8 m), or the free fall distance permitted by the system, whichever is less.

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